|BŪTENT! (“Makes Sense!“) free discussion festival will take place in Birštonas on September 7-8, 2018. The event organized for the second time and hosted at Vitautas Park is expected to gather about 5 000 curious and open-minded participants. Preparation works in Birštonas are going smoothly. Those who plan to attend the festival and stay in the town overnight should hurry up with their accommodation reservation– more than 80 % rooms have already booked for the weekend.
„Annually 150 different events take place in Birštonas. They attract from a few hundred to several thousand visitors. We have all it takes to ensure smooth preparation and pleasant experience for the resort and event visitors. We are proud that Birštonas was chosen to host the festival – this event is welcomed both by resident and local business communities. We feel that by virtue of the festival Birštonas is discovered by people who are especially welcome here – courageous, cultured, and zealous ones!“ says Nijolė Dirginčienė, the Mayor of Birštonas.
Kneipp Garden – ATRASK BIRŠTONĄ („Discover Birštonas“) Educational Space
Birštonas municipality offers to the festival participants and resort guests not only hospitality but also extra entertainment, discussions and educational activities. One of them is „Discover Birštonas“ educational space which is located at Kneipp Garden. Birštonas Tourism Information Center along with business and health promotion representatives will take visitors to inter-war times at the resort and share unheard stories about Birštonas and visitors back then.
The Number of Available Rooms in Hotels is Rapidly Decreasing
Currently, more than 80 percent of the rooms in Birštonas have already been booked, so those the festival visitors who plan to stay overnight should hurry up with their reservations. „Vytautas mineral SPA“ Complex, „Eglės sanatorija“ and „Tulpė“ Medical SPAs, „Royal SPA Residence“ SPA Center and Hotel cooperate with the BŪTENT! festival and offer 10 percent discount to its visitors. Moreover, guests of „Eglės sanatorija“and „Vytautas mineral SPA“ will be taken to the town center by electric cars.
Birštonas on Foot – Everything within 10 Minutes
Returning guests of the resort may confirm – any point in Birštonas can be reached on foot within 10 minutes. The festival organizers and resort residents recommend visitors arriving by cars to keep their vehicles at spacious car parkings located at the entrance to the town. One can easily reach the main festival area (Vytautas Park) on foot from there. One will enjoy the resort‘s attractions along: the resort‘s well-developed infrastructure is particularly friendly for pedestrians; plenty of parks, flowers are still booming; hiking trails are set, and even grass will be mowed just before the festival.
Reinforced Resort Forces – For Convenience of Visitors and Organizers
The festival program includes 90 free events and discussions with more than 300 speakers. For visitors to the festival, this means broad choice, and for organizers, this means a lot of homework to provide all necessities – from electric supply and other necessary resources, convenient navigation at the resort, to reinforced security and other services providers. Last year‘s experience proved that well-orchestrated preparation and community involvement helps to avoid unpleasant experiences.
For convenience of BŪTENT! festival visitors, catering establishments of the resort will extend their working hours during the event– the clients are welcome earlier than usual and in the evenings guests may exchange the experiences for longer. On the territory of the festival local food providers will make impossible to be hungry; moreover, this season all over the resort there are plenty of cozy places for al fresco dining. This year, something new will be available – special area for pets where festival four-legged visitors can rest, refresh and have a snack!
The Festival Is Not Only For Guests but Also For the Birštonians
Birštonas was chosen as the host town not by chance – the Scandinavian history of this festival perfects fits with Birštonas philosophy. Nordic values are congenial to the resort – it is the place where quality is sought in the broadest sense of the word. The fact that BŪTENT! takes place in Birštonas is appreciated by its residents as well. Solveiga, resident of Birštonas and mother of two, plans to participate in the festival this year. „I am pleased that intelligent and cultured people come to our resort. Such events fuel pride in our hometown! It is very important to me that program of the festival is so broad allowing to suit needs of all family. Some activities are exciting for children, other ones – for parents,“ says anticipated Birštonian.